Vinyl Composite Construction
Our vinyl composite construction as used in the Omega series room is unique
to the sunroom and patio room industry. Aluminum, which is commonly used
in other manufacturer’s sunrooms and patio rooms is among the worst
construction materials for energy efficiency. Aluminum conducts both heat
and cold very rapidly, which makes sense when you think about it, since
aluminum is commonly used in cookware!
C-Thru’s unique vinyl composite patio rooms, with our welded vinyl construction, also have a much cleaner and refined look than aluminum rooms since they do not require near the amount of screws and hardware typically associated with typical aluminum construction. The cleaner look and higher efficiency of C-Thru’s vinyl sunrooms and patio rooms means that your client’s projects will look as good 10 years from now as the day they were built. That translates to better energy efficiency and a higher quality look now, and more resale value later should your clients choose sell their homes down the line.
Longer Roof Panel Projections
C-thru manufactures its roof panels with 2 lb foam unlike our competitors who typically use a softer 1 lb or 1-1/2 lb foam. Two pound foam is stronger and more dense. Why is this important? It simply means that your clients can benefit from longer roof projections on C-Thru patio rooms without the need (or additional cost) for unsightly posts and beams. In C-Thru patio rooms, you can deliver projections out to 23’. In a similar room, Four Seasons can only achieve 16’ without adding posts and beams to help carry the roof load. Similarly, on C-Thru’s glass roof rooms, our stronger rafters can span projections out to 20’. Again, compared with Four Seasons glass-roofed room, their maximum span is only 15’.
projections on sunrooms and patio rooms are important, but there is another
not so obvious benefit which may be even more important to your clients …. Stronger roof panels and stronger beams mean products that are built for
the long haul. Your clients are making a major investment in their room
addition. Products build to last are what your clients expect, and that’s
what C-Thru delivers.
Cardinal Insulating Glass with patented XL Edge Thermal Spacer
Insulating glass units supplied by C-Thru are manufactured in Cardinal IG’s
highly automated state-of-the-art factory, and utilize Cardinal’s unique and
patented XL Edge thermal steel spacer around the perimeter edge of the glass
units. Since 1978 Cardinal has produced insulating glass units manufactured
with a unique dual-seal system. This system uses a polyisobutylene (PIB)
primary seal and a silicone secondary seal. PIB is the best material for
keeping moisture out and argon in, and silicone is the ideal material to
long-term structural integrity for the sealed glass unit. Units
manufactured with this dual-seal system have demonstrated a failure rate of
less than 1% after 20 years in the field. Based on decades of real-time
experience in the field and in the brutal P1 lab test, where glass units are
subjected to high temperature and humidity cycling while undergoing
unusually high exposure to concentrated UV rays; PIB/Silicone dual-seal
silicone systems last four to ten times longer than other types of sealing
systems insulating glass.